Central Sterile Service Technician • Certificate of Completion

Occupational Program

Colleague Code: CC.CSST

Curriculum Code: SGT 100

Program Information:

  • This one-semester Certificate of Completion program provides students with the basic fundamentals in central sterile processing.
  • This program is designed to provide students with didactic instruction in cleaning, sterilizing and assembling surgical instruments; infection control and decontamination; distribution of hospital instrumentation, equipment and supplies; record-keeping; anatomy and physiology; and medical terminology
  • Career cluster includes Central Sterile Processing Technician, Sterile Processing Technician, Instrument Technician, Sterilization Coordinator, Central Supply Technician, and Materials Management employees

For Program Information Contact:

Health Professions Department at 217-786-2447 or 217-786-4693 or see a Health Professions Student Success Coach.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Students may enroll in the Central Sterile Service Technician program after applying to Lincoln Land Community College and meeting one of the following criteria:
  • Demonstrate proficiency of college level reading


  • Hold a degree at a bachelor’s level or above


  • Have achieved grades of a C or better in a college-level English course (EGL 101, its equivalent or above) from any accredited college or university


  • Have earned an ACT score of 22 or higher in Reading


  • Have earned an SAT score of 480 or higher in writing/reading

Course Requirements:

Required Program Courses

HLT 109Medical Terminology


SGT 100Central Sterile Service Technician


Total Credit Hours:8.5